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Digital transformation of cities
At the 6th World Cities Summit, themed ‘Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration’, let us explore how cities can become more liveable and resilient through digital technologies. And how to co-create integrated urban solutions for a more sustainable future.
Over the past decades, cities have started integrating smart solutions into their infrastructure systems in order to optimize performance and make their infrastructure work harder, safer and more efficiently. To a large degree these upgrades have been deployed within vertical silos.
Finding new ways of interconnecting the complex layers and silos of a city’s infrastructure and to generate insights from the data provided by smart sensors installed throughout a city will be key to unlock its untapped potential. This new generation of cities is fully IoT-enabled and run on smart platforms like Siemens’ cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere.
These powerful open systems can connect various city infrastructure layers, such as energy, water, transport, security, buildings, healthcare and others. They are capable of managing large quantities of data by using data analytics capabilities and as a result of those data-led insights can issue preventive as well as prescriptive measures for a city’s infrastructure.
Siemens Hospitality Suite, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Level 4, Orchid Jr, Room 4311
This is the urban century and cities continue to grow at pace. But there are innovations that could allow us the opportunity to reset the relationship between the car and the city. This report aims to help understand why autonomous vehicles are important for cities – setting out the potential implications from the technology, both positive and negative. And it outlines what cities can do to maximize the benefits for their citizens.